Rob Schmitz

Marketplace’s China correspondent, based in Shanghai

Rob Schmitz appears in the following:

Newsbrief: Calif. Wildfires, Brexit And Chinese Muslim Repression

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The death toll climbs to 48 in Calif. wildfires. Britain's prime minister presents a Brexit plan to her cabinet Wednesday. And a look at China's growing repression of mostly Muslim minorities.

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A Woman Tells Her Story Of Forced Abortion And Escape From China's Repression

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The story of one Kazakh woman who Chinese authorities forced to undergo an abortion and then assigned local government "minders" who were with her 24/7 as she attempted to escape China to Kazakhstan.

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Ex-Detainee Describes Torture In China's Xinjiang Re-Education Camp

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

"They made me wear what they called 'iron clothes,'" the man tells NPR, describing a 50-pound metal suit he was forced to wear for 12 hours. When he returned home, people were afraid to speak to him.

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Families Of The Disappeared: A Search For Loved Ones Held In China's Xinjiang Region

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Kazakh rights organization has collected more than 1,000 testimonies from ethnic Kazakhs and Uighurs whose families have disappeared into a network of internment camps in Xinjiang.

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Expo Promotes China's Desire To Attract Foreign Imports

Monday, November 05, 2018

China's president kicked off an enormous trade conference Monday in Shanghai aimed at finding alternative trading routes for China — now that the U.S.-China trade war has settled in.

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Asia Markets Plummet

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Stocks in Asia plummeted today as currencies in the region remain unstable.

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Detained In China, Interpol President Resigns Over Bribery Charges

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Interpol's president has resigned after being detained by Chinese authorities who accuse him of corruption. This is the latest in a string of detentions of influential people in China.

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Australia And New Zealand Are Ground Zero For Chinese Influence

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

China has had a profound economic and political impact Down Under. Now Australia and New Zealand are taking steps to fight back.

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Some North Koreans Puzzled By U.S. Call For Denuclearization

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A summit between the North and South Korean leaders seemed to move the peninsula closer to denuclearization. While in North Korea, NPR asked citizens their thoughts on giving up nuclear weapons.

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News Brief: Kavanaugh Latest, Brexit, Koreas Summit

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We have the latest developments on the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Also, European leaders are meeting to discuss Brexit, while leaders of North and South Korea also met.

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un Says He Will Visit Seoul

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

During a third summit between Kim Jong Un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in, Pyongyang also agrees to dismantle missile and nuclear weapons sites if the U.S. takes "corresponding" measures.

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Leaders Of North And South Korea Meet In Pyongyang For 3rd Summit

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosts South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday in Pyongyang for the first day of a three-day summit. This is their third meeting since April.

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North And South Korean Leaders Set To Meet For Third Time This Year

Monday, September 17, 2018

Leaders of North and South Korea will meet Tuesday in Pyongyang for their third summit meeting this year.

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North Korea's Kim Set To Host South Korea's Moon

Sunday, September 16, 2018

With U.S. and North Korea nuclear diplomacy seemingly on hold, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang on Tuesday.

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A Deadly Virus Threatens Millions Of Pigs In China

Thursday, September 13, 2018

In August, cases of African swine fever began cropping up. Can China bring it under control?

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How Trump's Latest Threatened Tariffs Could Affect China And Its Leadership

Monday, September 03, 2018

President Trump's threats to impose another $200 billion worth of tariffs is having an impact on China's economy and leading to concerns about its leadership.

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As Trade Talks Resume, U.S. To Slap China With New Round Of Tariffs

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

New U.S. tariffs on China are set to go into effect Thursday on $16 billion worth of Chinese goods. Beijing is expected to respond immediately with tariffs on the same amount of U.S. products.

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Google Plans For a Censored Search Engine In China

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Google plans to launch a censored version of its search engine in China, according to documents leaked to The Intercept. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ryan Gallagher, who broke the story and NPR's China correspondent Rob Schmitz, about Internet experience in China.

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China's Marriage Rate Plummets As Women Choose To Stay Single Longer

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

"Before, in China, you married to survive," says a Shanghai magazine editor. "Now I'm living well by myself, so I have higher expectations in marriage."

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Why Young Chinese Aren't Rushing Into Marriage

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

China's young adults are moving to the city and making more money. They're pickier about their marriage prospects and that has China's government worried about a rapidly decreasing marriage rate.

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